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What’s Happening in the Garden: Early Spring

My least favorite part of gardening is the late winter/early spring clean up. After four or five months of neglect, my garden is sad and depressing, and just looking at it makes me want to pretend it doesn't exist.

Window Bird House: March Update

Last winter my son and I built a window bird house, which was a great parent/child project to do together. We were excited about the potential, as we hung the house on our window and waited for new neighbors to arrive.

Film Recommendation: Forks Over Knives

I’ve seen many food, farming, and health-related documentaries, but a film I watched recently stood out from the pack. Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that “most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.”

Kids’ Garden Activity: Build a Window Bird House

Winter is a great time of year to work on non-planting projects, especially this winter in Virginia where the snow just keeps on comin'. And birdhouses are a simple and fun thing to do with kids right now, as birds are starting to prepare nests in anticipation of spring babies.

What’s Happening in the Garden: The Endless Winter

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the garden, this happens:

Kids’ Garden Activity: Install a Window Bird Feeder

I’ve never considered myself much of a bird watcher, but that changed recently when my son and I installed a window birdfeeder.


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